UP PCS Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) prescribes UP PCS 2020 eligibility criteria in its official notification. The eligibility criteria of UP PCS 2020 will be released tentatively by April in the pdf file.The UP PCS eligibility criteria 2020 will mention the minimum standards required to be considered eligible for the job posts available in UP civil services. UPPSC PCS 2020 eligibility criteria is mainly based on age, educational qualification, marital status, physical standards, of the candidate. As per eligibility criteria of UPPSC PCS 2020, graduates between 18 to 40 years of age can apply for the UP PCS exam. The candidates must make sure that they fulfill the eligibility before applying for UP PCS exam. Read complete article to know more about eligibility criteria of UP PCS 2020.UP PCS 2020 conducts the examination in three stages - Prelims, Mains and Interview. The UP PCS Prelims exam 2020 will be held on June 21. The UP PCS Main exam 2020 will be held on October 15. Candidates who dream of a career in Uttar Pradesh civil services should ensure he/she meets the UP PCS 2020 eligibility criteria and start preparing for the exam.
The candidates will find the details on the prescribed UP PSC exam eligibility below.
For General category candidates, the minimum age limit is 21 years and maximum age limit is 40 years. UP PCS eligibility criteria 2020 specifies the following age requirements.
UP PSC Age Eligibility (General category and Physically Handicapped)
UP PCS Age limit
Age relaxation is permissible for reserved categories as mentioned in the below table.
UPPSC PCS Eligibility: Age limit (Reserved categories)
UP PCS Eligibility Age limit
Upper Age Limit
SC of Uttar Pradesh
ST of Uttar Pradesh
OBC of Uttar Pradesh
Skilled players of classified games of Uttar Pradesh
State Govt. employees of Uttar Pradesh
Physically handicapped candidates of Uttar Pradesh
Emergency Commissioned Officers of U.P.
Short Service Commissioned Officers of U.P.
Ex-Army Personnel of U.P. who have rendered five years service in Army
As per eligibility criteria of UP PCS 2020, the candidates appearing for Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services should hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized organization. However, some positions require educational qualification in specific fields. Check the below table for post-specific requirements of educational qualification:
UPPSC PCS Eligibility Criteria 2020 on the basis of Educational Qualifications
Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport)
District Cane Officer, U.P. Agriculture Service Group “B” (Development Branch)
District Basic Shiksha Adhikari / Associate DIOS and Other equivalent administrative posts, District Administrative Officer
Post Graduate Degree
Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-I) / Assistant Controller Legal
Degree in Science with Physics / Mechanical Engg. As one subject.
District Audit Officer
District Probation Officer
Post Graduate Degree in Psychology / Sociology / Social Work / any qualification equivalent thereto or Post Graduate Diploma in any Branch of Social Work from any recognised Institute of Social Work.
Assistant Labour Commissioner
Degree in Arts with Sociology / Economics as a subject / Commerce/Law.
District Programme Officer
Degree in Sociology / Social Science / Home Science / Social Work.
Senior Lecturer, DIET
Post Graduate Degree with B.Ed.
Post Graduate Degree in mathematics / Mathematical Statistics / Statistics / Agricultural Statistics from a university recognized by Law in India / equivalent qualification recognised by the Government.
Designated Officer / Food Safety Officer
(1) Post Graduate Degree in Chemistry as one of the subjects from a University established by law in India Or a qualification recognised by the Government as equivalent thereto,
(2) At least one of qualifications prescribed for Direct Recruitment to the post of Food Safety Officer given as below:
A Bachelor's Degree in Food Technology or Dairy Technology or Biotechnology or Oil Technology or Agricultural Science or Veterinary Sciences or Biochemistry or Microbiology or Post Graduate Degree in Chemistry or Degree in Medicine from a recognised University, or any other equivalent/recognised qualification notified by the Central Government.
Provided that no person who has any financial Interest in the manufacture, import or sale of any article of food shall be appointed to be a Food Safety Officer.
Distt. Horticulture officer
B.Sc (Agriculture / B.Sc (Horticulture) Degree from a recognised University or Institute
Labour Enforcement Officer
Bachelor's degree with Economics or Sociology or commerce and Post Graduate Diploma or Postgraduate Degree in Law /Labour relation / Labour welfare / Labour Law / Commerce /Sociology / Social work / Social welfare / Trade Management /Personnel Management.
Extension Service officer Group-2
B.Sc or B.Sc. (Ag.) followed by a 15-month Post-graduate Diploma Course from Govt. Fruit Preservation and Canning Institute, Lucknow or any other recognised Institute, or 3 years diploma in Hotel Management and Catering from a recognised Institute, or M.Sc.in Food Technology.
M.Sc. Degree in Horticulture, with special paper in Food Processing.
Assistant Director Industries (Marketing), Assistant Director Industries (Handloom)
Post Graduate Degree in Arts, Science or Commerce or Technology or Post Graduate Degree in Textile Industries of any recognised Institute or minimum Graduation Degree in Textile Technology.
Information Officer / District Information Officer / Script Writer / Feature Writers / In Charge, English
(A) Essential qualification:
A Bachelor's degree with Hindi as one of the subjects from a University established by law in India or a degree recognised by the Government as equivalent thereto.
Diploma in Journalism or 5 Years Journalistic experience.
(B) Preferential qualification:
Experience of writing articles, scripts and features in the newspapers and magazines.
Bachelor Degree in Journalism from a University established by law in India or any Institution recognised by the Government as equivalent thereto. Diploma in Music / Lighting / Acting / Direction etc. from any institute recognized by the Government.
Principals, Government Intermediate Colleges (For Boys or Girls)
(i) A Postgraduate degree from a University established by law in India or a degree recognised by the Government as equivalent thereto.
(ii) L.T. Diploma of the Department of Education, Uttar Pradesh, or B.T.or B.Ed. or an equivalent Degree of a University. At least three years teaching experience in High School or Intermediate Classes or Classes higher than above from a College or University established by law in India or any such Institution recognised by the Government.
Note: The eligibility criteria of UP PCS 2020 in the official notification reads, “In case of special educational qualification posts, the candidates must mention their options clearly, 'yes', in that conditions only they shall be considered for the posts bearing special education qualification.”
For the positions of Assistant Conservator of Forest and Range Forest Officer, the eligibility criteria of UP PCS 2020 determines following educational qualifications:
UPPSC PCS Exam Eligibility 2020 for ACF & RFO on the basis of educational qualifications
Assistant Conservator of Forest
A Bachelor's degree with at least one of the subject namely Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Geology, Forestry, Statistics or a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture or Bachelor's degree in Engineering from a University established by Law in India or a Foreign University approved by the Central Government from time to time, or a qualification recognised by the Government as equivalent thereto.
A candidate who has
(1) served in the Territorial Army for a minimum period of two years, or
(2) obtained a "B" certificate of N.C.C. shall other things being equal, be given preference in the matter of direct recruitment.
Range Forest Officer
A Bachelor's Degree with two or more of the subjects, namely Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Forestry, Geology, Agriculture, Statistics, Horticulture and Environment or Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture or Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Science from a University established by Law in India or possess a qualification recognized by the Government as equivalent thereto.
A candidate who has:
(I) served in the Territorial Army for a minimum period of two years, or
(II) obtained a 'B' Certificate of National Cadet Corps, or
(III) represented the state in any game, shall, other things being equal, be given preference in the matter of direct recruitment.
The UP PCS eligibility criteria 2020 mentions certain physical standard requirements for below positions:
The Assistant Conservator of Forest
The below given table gives information about required physical standards as per the eligibility criteria for UP PCS 2020.
Physical standards for UP PCS 2020:
Chest Girth (Fully Expanded)
However, special relaxation is given to candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes and races such as Gorkhas, Nepalese, Assamese, Meghalaya Tribal, Laddakhese, Sikkimese, Bhuranese, Garhwalies, Nagas and Arunachal Pradesh. As per UP PCS eligibility criteria 2020, below mentioned physical standards are required for the above candidates.
Physical standards for UP PCS 2020: Scheduled tribes
As per UP PCS eligibility criteria 2020, candidates with above physical standards have to pass a walking test to qualify for the positions of Assistant Conservator of Forest and Range Forest Officer. These conditions are:
Male candidates have to finish 25 km walking in 4 hours.
Female candidates have to finish 14 km walking in 4 hours.
The eligibility criteria of UP PCS 2020 also has some marital status requirements as mentioned below:
Male candidates who are married to more than one woman are not eligible.
Female candidates married to a man who already has a wife are not eligible.
As per eligibility criteria of UP PCS 2020, those Emergency commissioned/ Short service commissioned officers who are still serving their period in forces as their period of Army service has been extended for rehabilitation can also apply for the exam provided:
Candidates can produce the documents from Army/Navy/ Air Force, stating that their extension is because of rehabilitation.
Candidates can produce a written document saying that they can be released from the forces immediately if they get selected in the UP PCS recruitment process.
However, candidates who have resigned or got permanent Commission in the Army or who have been dismissed from the military due to misconduct or physical incapability are not eligible.
Candidates who meet the above mentioned UP PCS eligibility criteria 2020 can fill the application form to appear in the exams.
Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) will release the notification for online Application Form 2020 for the various vacancies in Provincial Civil services (PCS). The UP PCS Application Form 2020 will be available on the official website up.nic.in. The candidates have to fill their personal details, educational qualification, contact details, photo and signature etc. Then they have to pay the application fee through Debit card/Credit card/Net banking. The candidates can take a printout of the application form and save the registration number and the password for future reference.
The candidates must have a clear idea about the exam pattern before appearing in the examination. This is essential for good preparation. There are three stages of the UP PCS exam:
UPPSC Prelims Exam
UPPSC Main Exam
The Prelims consists of two papers - Paper 1 and Paper 2. The Mains consists of six compulsory papers and an optional subject.
The examination authority will release the cut off of UP PCS 2020 for prelims, mains and interview separately. The UP PCS 2020 cut off for all stages of exam will be released in December, 2020. Many leading coaching institutes release unofficial cut off of UP PCS 2020 after the exam has been conducted. The candidates can refer to these unofficial cut offs to predict their chances of clearing the exam. The official UP PCS cut off 2020 will be released separately for different categories.
For General/OBC Category, the UPPSC age limit is 21-40 years, while for reserved categories like SC and ST, the age limit is relaxed by 5 years.
PCS officer is a civil servant of Uttar Pradesh government and is involved in administration of the state.
The UP PSC eligibility criteria 2020 is mainly based on age and educational qualifications
Certain specific posts require specific educational qualifications like Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport) requires graduation in law, District Cane Officer, U.P. Agriculture Service Group “B” (Development Branch) requires graduation in Agriculture. Read the above article to know about required educational qualifications in detail.
Yes, for certain posts like Assistant Conservator of Forest and Range Forest Officer, specified physical standards are required in height, chest girth, walking test etc.
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Colonel, There is an upper age limit for UPPSC PCS. It is capped at 40 years. You will be 42 years by the year 2026. But by the virtue of serving the Nation and being an ex serviceman, you get an age relaxation of 10 years. So if you retire in 2026 at the age of 42, you still can appear for UPPSC. Now this is 2020 and we are talking about 2026. This eligibility criteria applies as long as the rules are not modified. If the rules and criteria change at any point in time then the eligibility criteria might change for you too. And there will be ex-serviceman quota for upto 1%.
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